Make Out With MakeUp!

Stila Face Contouring Trio PaletteThe holidays are when beauty retailers crank out marvelous gift boxes.  You know the kind, those luscious sets of perfumeries with baskets of bath & body products.  In recent years, retailers have been expanding this idea to include makeup kits.   However, rather than a generic cosmetic kit, what about giving your favorite gal, daughter, sister, or in-law a gift set from one of her favorite hot brands at a terrific bargain!

Beauty Ticket has the latest fashion cosmetic lines–you know the ones you find in high end specialty stores–at fantastic savings–even gift sets for stocking stuffers like this Face Contouring Trio Palette from Stila, reg. $38.00, bargain priced $17.99! Each compact comes with 3 shades, light (a high-lighting powder), dark (a low-lighting powder), flash (a soft neutral shimmer), a step by step simple instructions on how to contour cheeks, nose and eye, and some very essential lighting that surrounds the mirror.  Check out the mirror–it has its’ own LED lights! How Cool Is That?

Plus, check out their weekly super bargain, or Beauty Ticket Steal of the week This week it’s Stila Winter Wonderland Set in “Noire” (a $130 value!) for $18.99!

Happy Birthday To Me!

Sephora the home of fabulicious cosmetics is known for its’ freebies.  When you shop online  you can choose  product samples for free with every purchase  so that you can try the latest cosmetics and scents before you buy.  And when you shop in store, oftentimes you can get a free makeup makeover, free samples, and if it’s your birthday during the month, a special birthday present just for you! 

Markdownmom celebrated her birthday with a special trip to the store which is a treat in and of itself  and received a trio of lip gloss kit FREE!

Plus by becoming a Beauty Insider member you can receive points for every purchase and they can be cashed in for free products and kits like this fabulous makeup kit. 

This week get a Bare Escentuals  Flawless Defining Mascara FREE with any merchandise purchase online, just enter code BEFLAWLESS at checkout.

Become A Fabulous Looking Frugalista With These Freebies!


Cosmetic Freebie Today Only!


Because of a class action suit brought against chains for refusal to offer cosmetic sales, TODAY ONLY,  go to your favorite cosmetic counter at these stores to pick-up your FREEBIE. This is to settle class action suit for customers who bought products between 1994-2003.  Bigger than a sample, but not as big as a regular product, this is nonetheless super to pick-up an item at zero cost, nada.  Great way to give yourself a personal inaugural present! One item per person. Stores include:


Bergdorf Goodman



  •     Boston Store
  •     Carson Pirie Scott
  •     Dillard’s
  •     Gottschalks
  •     Herberger’s
  •     Macy’s
  •     Neiman Marcus
  •     Nordstrom 
  •     Parisian
  •     Saks Fifth Avenue
  •     Younkers

    $175 million dollars worth of freebies will be given out.  First Come, First Served.  One item per person, worth up to $25!  For a list of items go to Cosmetic Cases Information Website

    Markdown Mom says See You There!